Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Christmas in Denmark - Happy 2011!

Hi everyone!!!

I just got back from spending a few weeks in Denmark for the holidays. Above is a picture of me and my wonderful boy, Stefan, out in the snow :) There was a snow storm right before we arrived so there was TONS of snow and it was absolutely gorgeous. Being a native Floridian, I'd never seen anything like it and had to run outside every so often just to look at the beautiful winter wonderland.

Here is Stefan with his mother, Anette, and niece, Caroline. Anette is extremely artistic and we had a wonderful time talking about our creative endeavours. Caroline is just about the cutest baby ever and she's so sweet and happy. She's an absolute joy!

There is a park area right down the street from the family's house and I couldn't resist a few shots. The trees look like something out of a fairytale!

No picnic today, I'm afraid!

This is a shot of the street where we were staying. It could not have been more magical!

The whole family together on Christmas Eve. This is (from left): Louise, Christian, me, Stefan, Anette (holding Caroline), Ib (Anette's husband), Rasmus (Stefan's brother, whom we call Mouse) and Nicolaj (Stefan's other brother). We had a wonderful time and I picked up a few Danish words and phrases.

Yes, I was seriously obsessed with the snow!

This picture doesn't even look real to me! Everything is so white and gray.. except me.. LOL!

It was a really wonderful trip and I met lots of family members and friends. We had lots of great food and did plenty of shopping (I even bought FOUR dresses!). New Year's in Denmark is mind blowing. The entire country erupts in huge aerial fireworks and we stood outside for nearly an hour watching them!!

I was quite sad to leave, having fallen in love with both the country and the people, but I knew if I didn't get back to the torch sometime this year, I'd go nuts! It's nice to be home and I'll have plenty of new beads for sale in the coming weeks.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish each of you a fantastic 2011!!



Jane said...

Wonderful to see the photos Keiara, you obviously had a super time in Denmark.The snow is indeed magic and Stefan's family look so welcoming. Welcome home, Jane xx

T=MC2 said...

Good to have you back - I need one of your tree focals for my next weaving project!

FeltersJourney said...

Glad you had such a lovely time Keiara, the photos are great and I LOVE your stripey socks!!
Good to have you home xx

lone.g said...

Dear Keiara
It was nice to met you and what a day the. 26. eating and drinking.. .talking talking
I hope to se you both soon again.
Love Lone

by keiara - lampwork beads said...

Thanks, everyone! It's nice to be back although, of course, I miss Denmark ;)

Shelley said...

Hi sweetie
Been meaning to stop by to thank you for this post! My Grammy grew up in Denmark and I've always been fascinated with everything Danish :) Thanks so much for giving me a little glimpse of life there!

by keiara - lampwork beads said...

Hiya honey! Aww, that's wonderful. My dad was of Danish heritage so I was already familiar with some Danish foods, words and customs but actually spending Christmas in Denmark was amazing! It is an incredibly beautiful country and I hope you get to visit someday! xox

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Hi! My name is keiara and I'm a native Floridian currently living in Folkestone, England. I am a hot glass and jewellery artist and I'm passionate about what I do! I love to 'talk shop' so feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!